Entries by BioPad01

Wick District Heating Scheme (Ignis Biomass Ltd)

This is a district heating scheme in Wick in the Caithness region of Scotland. This uses woodchip to generate heat by combustion, supplying steam to Pulteney Distillery and providing heating to c.130 homes and public buildings in the area. Information on Ignis Biomass Ltd. who operate this scheme is available at http://www.ignis-biomass.com/ The full case […]

Donegal Woodland Owners Society Ltd. (DWOSL)

DWOSL, based in Donegal, in the north-west of Ireland, are a wood fuel supply co-operative which supports and promotes sustainable forest management and timber marketing.  DWOSL entered the bioenergy Energy Supply Contract (ESCO) market, and this case study examines the supply chain from its members supplying fuel to the co-operative entering into agreements to supply […]

Funding for Scottish district heating schemes announced

District heating schemes within Scotland have received a boost following the announcement of additional funds to support seven projects. The District Heating Loan Fund is to provide £1.5 million to allow the development of seven projects across the country, which will aid the movement towards the aim to decarbonising the heat sector by 2050. The […]

Supply Chain work on a case in Finland

Mikko Nivala elaborated on a GIS-based comparison of alternatives for long-distance transportation of energy wood in Finland in the 46th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanisation (FORMEC 2013).  The use of forest chips for energy has increased steadily in Finland from less than one million solid cubic metres in 2000 to over 7.5 million cubic metres […]

BioPAD goes to Donegal!

BioPAD (www.biopad.eu ) partners will be meeting in Donegal, Republic of Ireland, this week.  We have a busy schedule planned with the Western Development Commission (www.wdc.ie) , have been working to co-ordinate the programme to fit in as much as possible. On Tuesday we’ll be visiting two local BioPAD case studies.  The first case study […]

SECRE Interaction

Two members of the Biopad team, Robert Prinz from METLA and Michael Doran from Action Renewables were in Iceland from 2nd to the 5th of September, to attend a SECRE partners meeting. SECRE is another NPP project which seeks to develop the link between renewable energy production and social businesses. SECRE’s ultimate goal is to […]

BioPAD to Launch!

The Northern Periphery Programme Project BioPAD is to be formally launched by Mr Jim Higgins, MEP in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland on Thursday 10th of October. The Launch will be followed by a Bioenergy Workshop highlighting the work of BioPAD, the roles and experiences of the associate partners and the case studies which are integral […]

Highlands and Islands Bioenergy Alliance

A project supported by the Environmental Research Institute aims to develop the sustainable use of bioenergy within the region Highlands and Islands of Scotland, with the support of members within academia, business, and public sectors. The Highlands and Islands Bioenergy Alliance initiative was launched with the help of Scotland’s minister for energy, enterprise and tourism, […]

The production of Forest Energy in Finland

Finland is known as a forest country in the world – 3/4 of its land area is covered by forest. Forests have also become the main source for renewable energy production in Finland. The Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) is collecting data of forest energy use in heat and power plants in Finland. In 2012, […]

The New BioPAD logo has arrived!

BioPAD has a new Logo, created by JDK Design in Sligo www.jdkdesign.ie. The logo takes inspiration from the image of the previous NPP project RASLRES and the concept reflects the supply chain moving forward and gradually getting ‘hotter’ in colour as we get closer to the heat produced. The concept of the logo has been further […]